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Bombay Indians are all set to take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in a tantalizing contest at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. Both teams haven’t had the best of tournament runs so far and KKR are set to join MI as the team that lost out on chances to qualify for the IPL 2022 playoffs. Mumbai Indians have managed to win their last two games despite a disastrous start and they will certainly be looking to end the tournament on a high.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders started the tournament well but since then it has been a downward spiral for them with six losses in the last seven games. With just four wins from 11 games, KKR doesn’t have much time to reassess their plans and will need to release their A game soon. The combination of Aaron Finch and Baba Indrajith at the top isn’t working and they’ll likely call on Ajinkya Rahane and Sam Billings to provide stability.
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
Date and hour : May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Live broadcast : Star Sports Network for TV and the Disney+ Hotstar app for live streaming.
Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai has been kind to batting and bowling. Despite help from the bowlers, the bowlers struggled to defend themselves at the wicket. Therefore, the captain winning the toss is likely to play first again with the results achieved so far.
Likely playing XI for MI vs KKR
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith
Kolkata Knight Riders
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi/Umesh Yadav
Likely top performers
Probably best hitter of the game
Suryakumar Yadav has been the Mumbai Indians’ best hitter this season and he’s been pretty consistent as well. He was dismissed for just 13 in the previous game and he will be looking to make up for it with a big score. The right-hander has scored 303 points in eight games for the Mumbai Indians this season and he will be key to the franchise’s success.
Probably best bowler of the game
Murugan Ashwin returned to the starting XI for the Mumbai Indians and immediately made an impact with the ball. The leg spinner was the bowlers’ choice with 2/29 in his four overs in the last game and helped his side immensely to a spectacular final victory. He will be very confident and would be eager to deliver another impressive spell.
Today’s match prediction: Mumbai Indians will win the game
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the author’s understanding, analysis and instinct. While making your prediction, consider the mentioned points and make your own decision.
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